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Dear Friends,
mono.kultur #45 is our homage to the great mythical city that is New York. And who better to talk to about New York than Richard Price? The acclaimed writer gained international attention with novels such as Clockers and Lush Life, and his work for numerous films and television serials, including The Night Of and [...]


Badlands Unlimited has recently announced the opening of its flagship retail outlet in the Lower East Side in Manhattan. A partnership between Badlands and long time LES business owners Mr. and Mrs. Yu, Y.oung P.ublisher 99¢ & Up is a one-of-a-kind retail experience conveniently located in the heart of the historic Lower East Side.
“Badlands publishes books [...]


It came to my notice that the legendary Arcadia gallery will move from NYC to L.A. within a short time.
If you check out their webpage you will find some extraordinary art pieces of contemporary artists in Arcadia’s current and apparently last show in the city of the cities, among them my one and favourite Daniel [...]


The German blockbuster-directer Roland Emmerich has just released a trailer for his new movie Stonewall, and it’s been already discussed controversially, particularly about its lack of authenticity. Just to quickly recap: The Stonewall Riots were a series of protests in 1969 against the police by the LGBT community in New York after a police raid in [...]


It’s rare to come across an Instagram account that goes beyond the personally mundane and actually captures a little of that something that defines living in our days and time. Photographer Daniel Arnold on the other hand has a whopping 100k+ followers and for good reason: his images speak about our lives rather than his, [...]


Our all time favorite noise-heroine Kim Gordon had an interesting collaboration last year, when she was commissioned to compose music for a ballet initiated by artist Nick Mauss. Inversions was first performed at Frieze Projects 2014, now the audio is to receive a limited edition vinyl release. Exclaim reports that Music for Inversions: A Live [...]


Tomorrow, The New York Times Magazine (under the art direction of Matt Willey, who also designed our ever so popular issue with Chris Ware) will feature one of the most impressive covers I’ve seen in a while, featuring a giant 50m-tall paste-up by street artist JR, on the theme of walking in the city. Nice [...]

Snowden Memorial (removed)

Street art going “museum-quality” sculpture: Artists secretly installed an Ed Snowden monument in Brooklyn Park. But officials were quick to remove it.


Photograph by Skylar Williams (for Purple Fashion)
Eckhaus Latta once again proved their inventive and avant garde take on fashion at this years New York Fashion Week FW 2015. Being reminiscent of a certain nostalgia paired with the flair of contemporary twenty-somethings, the runway show merged into an artistic performance. The FW collection was also presented [...]

It’s A Bubble

Remember Bubbles? Well, whatever, we don’t want to say too much about this hypnotic new Aaron Rose-directed clip about the NYC art scene called “The Bubble”, other than the fact that it features a ton of creative people (aka his buddies) and has a strangely unique (and poetic, thanks to Kipling) [...]